Oregonians Slow to Adopt the New OReGO Road Usage Charge
Chris Hill reports: "The Oregon Road Usage Charge Program, known as OReGO, only managed 801 volunteers in its first month, a mere 16 percent of the total 5,000 cars and light-duty commercial vehicles that are being allowed in the program this year."
The program began charging participants 1.5 cents per mile driven ion the state on July 1. The article includes more details about how exactly the program works.
On a more positive note, Hill also reports that "44 percent, or 355, of those signing up had vehicles in the high miles per gallon category," which pay less in gas taxes to use the road because they use less gas. The thinking goes that the more high mileage cars that use the system, the more the state will make up the difference in taxes collected.